Recently published content for SharePoint 2013
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2014-02-24
Summary: Find new and updated articles in the SharePoint 2013 TechNet library by release date.
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SharePoint hybrid solutions, new and updated articles
Several new articles have been written, and several other have been updated. Highlights include:
Overview of hybrid SharePoint 2013 for business decision makers and Overview of hybrid SharePoint 2013 for technical decision makers What is SharePoint hybrid? Learn about how integrating a SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 SharePoint online environment can add flexibility and mobility to your company.
Plan SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid Use the customized plan to deploy the hybrid environment of your choice
Install and configure SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid Perform the installation and configuration tasks needed to set up your chosen SharePoint hybrid topology
Use SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid Operations and troubleshooting information for your SharePoint hybrid solution
Other updated content
Technical diagrams for SharePoint 2013 Added three new diagrams related to SharePoint Server 2013 and Windows Azure
Overview of security in Office 2013 Added information about multi-factor authentication
Overview of search result ranking in SharePoint Server 2013 Connected this article with the Rank Tuning App documentation published on Office.com.
Several articles about Windows PowerShell cmdlets are updated this week, including:
Get-SPOTenantLogEntry (more examples)
New-SPTrustedIdentityTokenIssuer (updated parameter info)
Export-SPBusinessDataCatalogModel (changed a script example)
Get-SPServiceApplication (updated parameter info and added examples)
Remove-SPTrustedRootAuthority (updated parameter info)
Enable-SPFeature (updated parameter info)
Get-SPOUser (updated parameter info)
Deactivated controls in SharePoint Designer 2013 Learn which SharePoint Designer features can be turned off by a SharePoint administrator.
The building blocks of SharePoint hybrid Watch this video to learn about the major pieces of a SharePoint hybrid deployment.
Set-SPAuthenticationRealm Added important information about using the cmdlet correctly.
Configure alternate access mappings for SharePoint 2013 Learn how to configure alternate access mappings in SharePoint 2013.
Troubleshooting hybrid environments Learn about common testing practices, and how to troubleshoot common hybrid scenarios in SharePoint 2013.
Plan alternate access mappings for SharePoint 2013 Learn how to plan for alternate access mappings in SharePoint 2013.
Update a web application URL and IIS bindings for SharePoint 2013 Learn how to update a web application and IIS bindings for SharePoint 2013.
Start, pause, resume, or stop a crawl in SharePoint Server 2013 Added information about the disadvantage of pausing a crawl.
Configure eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013 Learn the steps to set up and configure eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2013.
Activate Power Pivot site collection features Activate Power Pivot Feature Integration for a site collection.
Best practices for crawling in SharePoint Server 2013 Learn about best practices for crawling in SharePoint Server 2013.
What is governance in SharePoint 2013? Governance as an essential part of a successful SharePoint deployment and the various components of an organizational governance plan
IT governance in SharePoint 2013 Key factors in governing a SharePoint 2013 service and what to include in a service-level agreement
Information management and governance in SharePoint 2013 Plan effective information architecture to ensure that your SharePoint 2013 solution meets your business needs.
Governance planning in SharePoint 2013 Find resources about governance in SharePoint 2013. Learn about governing IT services, information management, and application management.
Application management and governance in SharePoint 2013 How to govern applications for SharePoint 2013 by creating a customization policy and understanding the app model, branding, and life-cycle management.
Technical diagrams for SharePoint 2013 Added a link to the poster, "What is governance in SharePoint 2013?"
Manage continuous crawls in SharePoint Server 2013 Updated to reflect that a single continuous crawl includes all content sources in the Search service application for which continuous crawls are enabled, and that the continuous crawl interval applies to all content sources in the Search service application for which continuous crawls are enabled.
Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013 Reorganized the "Search limits" section into several tables to clarify which aspects of Search each group of limits affects.
Configure scheduled data refresh for Power Pivot by using the unattended data refresh account Learn to configure scheduled data refresh in Power Pivot for SharePoint by using the unattended data refresh account.
Configure scheduled data refresh for Power Pivot by using Secure Store Learn to configure scheduled data refresh in Power Pivot for SharePoint by using Secure Store.
Configure scheduled data refresh for Power Pivot by using a specified account Learn to configure scheduled data refresh in Power Pivot for SharePoint by using an account that you specify.
Turn on automated translation of documents in SharePoint Server 2013 Reorganized the article and added a new table with file format types and maximum file size limits.
Upgrade My Sites to SharePoint Server 2013 Learn about upgrading My Sites in SharePoint Server 2013.
Case study: Cambridgeshire Constabulary Learn how Cambridgeshire Constabulary deployed SharePoint Server 2013 to reduce operating costs and enhance policing service delivery.
Configure hybrid Search for SharePoint Server 2013 Added a video that describes some of the main concepts behind hybrid SharePoint search.
Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013 Clarified the limit for indexed items in the search limits table.
Create a PowerPivot data connection (PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2013) Added instructions on how to edit the assembly redirect in the web.config file.
Create and deploy a thesaurus in SharePoint Server 2013 Added information about which type of characters you can use in the thesaurus.
Plan crawling and federation in SharePoint 2013 Added a note that when crawling a file share, if the permissions on a file on the share are different from the permissions on folders that contain the file, then the permissions on the file are used for security trimming of search results.
Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013 Updated the search limits table with new guidance for crawl and index components, index partitions, indexed items, and crawl databases. The new guidance is valid for environments with the Office 2013 cumulative update for October 2013 installed.
Synchronize and authenticate users from your on-premises Active Directory to Yammer and Office 365 Add your on-premises Active Directory users to your Yammer network or Office 365 subscription. Let users log on quickly with a single sign-on.
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Platform Options For BDMs and architects, this model describes the platform options for SharePoint 2013—SharePoint in Office 365, on-premises hybrid with Office 365, Windows Azure, and on-premises only deployments. It includes an overview of each architecture, recommendations, license requirements, and lists of architect and IT Pro tasks for each platform. Several SharePoint solutions on Windows Azure are highlighted.
SharePoint Server, Exchange, Lync, Office Web Apps: The Mobile Landscape This poster show a detailed layout of the app and mobile browser-based landscape for SharePoint Server, Exchange, Lync, and Office Web Apps.
Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013 Updated the "SharePoint Apps limits" section with new guidance for Access app limits.
Result types and display templates that are used to display search results in SharePoint Server 2013 Learn about the default result types and display templates that are used to display search results.
Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration (SharePoint Server 2013) Learn how to plan and configure the storage and database tier for SQL Server in SharePoint 2013.
Plan enterprise search architecture in SharePoint Server 2013 Corrected the illustration of the medium search farm and adjusted guidance on using physical or virtual servers.
Learn about upgrade for SharePoint 2013 Changed style of article to be more friendly and easy to read. Added graphics to anchor the sections.
Linguistic search features in SharePoint Server 2013 Corrected a linguistic feature name, from "people search" to "fuzzy name matching." Added more information about fuzzy name matching.
Rename the Search service application databases in SharePoint 2013 Updated procedures in the Move and rename the Search service application databases section.
New blog post
Overview of search result ranking in SharePoint Server 2013 Updated to reflect changes to ranking models that were introduced in the SharePoint Server 2013 cumulative update package of August 2013.
Overview of the search schema in SharePoint Server 2013 Updated to reflect which search schema changes require content to be re-indexed.
Manage the search schema in SharePoint Server 2013 Updated to reflect which search schema changes require content to be re-indexed.
Configure SAML-based claims authentication with AD FS in SharePoint 2013 Technical corrections and a new procedure to configure permissions based on email addresses.
Plan crawling and federation in SharePoint 2013, Configure and use the Exchange connector for SharePoint 2013 Deleted the statement of support for crawling Exchange 2013 public folders. Currently SharePoint 2013 only supports crawling Exchange 2007 public folders and Exchange 2010 public folders.
Learning roadmaps for SharePoint 2013 Added a link to the Learning Roadmaps overview video.
Plan for least-privileged administration in SharePoint 2013 Learn how to use least-privileged administration to configure and maintain a SharePoint 2013 farm and enhance security.
Configure the crawler in case of SSL certificate warnings in SharePoint 2013 Specify whether a SharePoint 2013 crawler will crawl a site if there is a problem with the site’s Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate.
Plan enterprise search architecture in SharePoint Server 2013 Learn how to plan a small, medium or large enterprise search architecture.
Estimate performance and capacity requirements for divisional collaboration environments (SharePoint Server 2013) Use test results and recommendations to estimate performance and capacity requirements for a divisional collaboration environment for SharePoint Server 2013.
Overview of OneDrive for Business in SharePoint Server 2013 Updated to include information about the stand-alone OneDrive for Business Windows Sync client.
Change the default account for crawling in SharePoint 2013 Added instructions about how to change the user name of the default content access account.
Technical diagrams for SharePoint 2013 Added links to posters for "Authentication in SharePoint 2013" and "Social feature support in SharePoint Server 2013."
Test Lab Guide: Configure a highly available SharePoint Server 2013 Search topology Learn how to configure search for high availability on a SharePoint 2013 farm.
Plan for site maintenance and management in SharePoint 2013 Learn how to control SharePoint resource utilization through management of sites and site collections.
Integrate Yammer with on-premises SharePoint 2013 environments (white paper) Learn how to remove SharePoint 2013 social entry points in the user interface and install the Yammer app for SharePoint.
Host-named site collection architecture and deployment (SharePoint 2013) Updated with requirements for the root site collection.
New blog posts
Move the Search service application databases in SharePoint 2013 Corrected the order of the first two procedures. You must pause the Search service application before you set the service application databases to read-only mode.
Overview of site navigation in SharePoint 2013 Learn about the types of navigation controls that are available in SharePoint 2013.
Plan self-service site creation in SharePoint 2013 Learn the critical decisions that you need to make when preparing for Self Service Site creation and management.
Estimate performance and capacity requirements for social environments (SharePoint Server 2013) Learn how to determine the number and types of computers that you need for a capacity plan for a My Site and social computing portal based on SharePoint Server 2013.
Configure time-out values for crawler connections in SharePoint 2013 Change how long the SharePoint 2013 search crawler waits for a connection to a content repository or for a response to a connection attempt.
Plan crawling and federation in SharePoint 2013 Clarified the requirements for including file types and file content in the search index. The section covers both parsing by using built-in format handlers and parsing by using third-party format handlers.
Add or remove a file type from the search index in SharePoint Server 2013 Added steps for checking what file formats can be parsed, and for enabling or disabling parsing of a file format.
Default crawled file name extensions and parsed file types in SharePoint Server 2013 Clarified the requirements for parsing file formats.
New-SPEnterpriseSearchFileFormat Added information about when changes are effective.
Get-SPEnterpriseSearchFileFormat Added a description of the information the cmdlet returns.
Set-SPEnterpriseSearchFileFormatState Clarified that this cmdlet can be used only for file formats parsed using built-in format handlers.
Remove-SPEnterpriseSearchFileFormat Clarified that the cmdlet can only be used on formats parsed by a third-party format handler.
Overview of My Sites in SharePoint Server 2013 Learn about the benefits and uses of My Sites in SharePoint Server 2013.
Plan for multilingual sites in SharePoint 2013 Learn how to plan for multilingual sites in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online.
Plan for the multilingual user interface in SharePoint 2013 Learn about the multilingual user interface feature, how it works, and how to plan to use it in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online.
Overview of themes in SharePoint 2013 Learn about the themes in SharePoint Server 2013 and how to use them to customize the look and feel of sites.
Benefits of Web Platform Consolidation (white paper) Using SharePoint Products as an example, this paper discusses the benefits of web platform consolidation for organizations of varying sizes.
Upgrade-SPOSite Changed the "V2VUpgrade" parameter to "VersionUpgrade".
Plan sites and site collections in SharePoint 2013 Learn the critical decisions that you need to make in your SharePoint 2013 site planning process.
Business Intelligence Governance automation using Windows PowerShell Learn to automate requests for data access using Windows PowerShell, SharePoint lists, and workflows. Articles are:
Understanding the Microsoft Cloud (white paper) Using SharePoint Products as an example, this paper discusses the kinds of cloud-based software and their benefits for organizations of varying sizes.
Edit general settings on a web application in SharePoint 2013 Illustrates how to make changes to general settings for a SharePoint 2013 web application in Central Administration.
Understand and evaluate hosting options for SharePoint farms Learn about the options for hosting a SharePoint farm and the recommended criteria to evaluate and select a suitable option for your organization.
Plan for OneDrive for Business in SharePoint Server 2013 Learn about performance, security, and other considerations for implementing OneDrive for Business in SharePoint Server 2013.
Change the default account for crawling in SharePoint 2013 Change the password of the default content access account, which is the default account that the SharePoint 2013 Search service uses for crawling.
Branding issues that may occur when upgrading to SharePoint 2013 Learn how to address issues with branding, such as custom CSS, custom themes, and custom master pages, and custom page layouts in an upgraded site.
Create a plan for current customizations during upgrade to SharePoint 2013 Added information about site templates.
Troubleshoot site collection upgrade issues in SharePoint 2013 Added items for branding issues in site collections.
Host-named site collection architecture and deployment (SharePoint 2013) Learn how to plan and implement host-named site collections in SharePoint 2013 and how path-bases site collections might affect your environment.
Configure Exchange Autodiscover with a My Site Host URL in SharePoint Server 2013 Learn how to configure Exchange Autodiscover to find a user's SharePoint My Site URL.
Test Lab Guide: Configure eDiscovery for SharePoint Server 2013 Learn how to configure eDiscovery for SharePoint Server 2013 based on the Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm.
Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate permissions with SharePoint Server 2013 Learn how to configure and demonstrate SharePoint 2013 permissions based on the Test Lab Guide: Configure Intranet and Team Sites for SharePoint Server 2013.
Downloadable content for SharePoint 2013 Added new downloadable content: "Test Lab Guide: eBook for SharePoint Server 2013 Intranet and Team Sites."
Configure and use the Documentum connector in SharePoint Server 2013 Updated the supported DFS Productivity Layer version and improved the instructions to set up the Security Trimming Sync Service.
Manage continuous crawls in SharePoint Server 2013 Updated with a procedure that describes how to change the continuous crawl interval.
Plan crawling and federation in SharePoint 2013 Added a section describing the reasons to do a full crawl and added more information about content sources for line-of-business data.
Database types and descriptions (SharePoint 2013) Updated the "Managed Metadata Service service application database" section to show that the Managed Metadata Service application database stores the Taxonomy service application metadata.
Language packs in SharePoint Server 2013 Learn about the language packs available for SharePoint 2013.
Profile schema reference in SharePoint 2013 Understand the XML schema for profiles for use in scripted monitoring configuration.
Customize search result types in SharePoint 2013 Create and configure custom search result types in SharePoint 2013 so that users can readily distinguish and preview different kinds of items in a list of search results.
Scripted monitoring configuration in SharePoint 2013 Read articles about scripted monitoring configuration for SharePoint 2013 to apply monitoring settings across an entire environment.
Overview of scripted monitoring configuration in SharePoint 2013 Learn how to use Windows PowerShell and XML to automate the configuration of monitoring settings.
Run scripted monitoring configuration in SharePoint 2013 Learn how to use Windows PowerShell scripts and Profile files to automatically back up, restore, or change monitoring settings in a SharePoint 2013 environment.
Permissions for SharePoint 2013 learning roadmap Use this learning roadmap to build expertise in permissions and permissions management in SharePoint 2013.
Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate profile synchronization for SharePoint Server 2013 Learn how to configure and demonstrate user profile synchronization based on "Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm."
Conformance statement AA-level for SharePoint Server 2013 Conformance statement AA-level for SharePoint Server 2013 in regards to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/).
Conformance statement A-level for SharePoint Server 2013 Conformance statement A-level for SharePoint Server 2013 in regards to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/).
Copy databases to the new farm for upgrade to SharePoint 2013 Added a note to make sure that the appropriate patch levels are applied to the SharePoint 2010 farm before you perform an upgrade to SharePoint 2013.
Configure trust for search between two SharePoint Server 2013 farms Corrected the file path of the metadata endpoint in two of the cmdlets in the Windows PowerShell code.